Updated March 27 at 6:35pm
Economic Activity
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U.S. stocks fluctuated as investors weighed better-than-estimated bank earnings against Federal Reserve concerns about valuations for some social-media and biotech companies. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, showing the labor market is making progress. more
Home sales in January decreased nearly 2 percent compared with the prior year period, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. The decline marked the first time sales decreased year over year since September. more
The city plans to lower its building permit fees to spur additional development and to settle a lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Builders Association, which had called the fees unfair. more
Firms are upbeat, despite negative effects from unseasonably severe weather this winter, according to the latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve. more
Twin River Casino has emerged as the big winner in the casino race – for the time being, according to casino expert Clyde W. Barrow. more
Total nonfarm employment numbered 570,900 in December, an increase of 1.9 percent, or 10,400, compared with December 2013, according to data recently released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Total general revenue was ahead of expected revenue by 2.4 percent for the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue’s monthly revenue assessment report for February. more
The U.S. debt held by the public is expected to rise to 106 percent of the economy in 2039 from 74 percent this year, largely driven by increases in the cost of health benefits, the Congressional Budget Office said. more
Hotels, restaurants and stores are gearing up to welcome the thousands of visitors who will flood Newport from May 5-17, for the Volvo Ocean Race and the race stopover. Teams competing in the race, a journey of some 40,000 nautical miles making 11 … more
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